Research 360

Read the latest blog posts on ACA's strategic focus in research.

Interested in contributing to the research blog? Contact research@ACAcamps.org.

 

Camp research
July 27, 2020

Research is a big thing right now.  Of course it is — people seek certainty when things are uncertain, as they certainly are amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Research brings certainty, right?

camper coming down water slide
July 13, 2020

You’ve probably gathered by now that, here in the research wing of ACA, one of our favorite pastimes consists of developing surveys, studies, and evaluations that help us expand the value and visibility of the camp experience.

June 22, 2020

This Research 360 blog post provides an update on some of ACA's current research, including how the research projects have been adapted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

woman hugging a tree
April 27, 2020

Hello camp friends, and thank you for taking a moment to think about evaluation during a time when evaluation seems less critical than the other big challenges you are likely facing right now. We know from previous blog posts that the evaluation... Read More

Young girl using a tablet
April 13, 2020

Hello camp friends, and welcome to the second in our short Research 360 series focusing on evaluation during the time of COVID-19. In our first blog we suggested that, like trees, your evaluation systems might contract as you focus on the health... Read More

old tree in the middle of the woods
March 30, 2020

Picture this: You notice that a small sapling you planted a while ago is at last large enough that it no longer requires stakes to stay upright. It takes two hands to wrap around its now-sturdy trunk, and the branches, in midsummer, provide shade... Read More

group of campers surround tires
February 4, 2020

Helping Kids Change Their Stories — A Taste of Camp Measurement North of the Border is a short blog series that explores Tim Hortons Foundation Camps’ summer and school programs and their approach to impact measurement and camp research. The... Read More

Staff in a group hug
January 6, 2020

As camp directors, we instinctually know that the experience is much better without smartphones and technology, but what do the campers themselves think?

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